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those don't know anywhere and i think that is because of hobbying and they are looking more at that. -- lobbying. >> host: it has been a pleasure. wish you luck with the book and luck with kaiser news. >> thank you very much. it is good to be talking to you again. take care. >> c-span, where history unfolds daily. in 1979, c-span was created as a public service by america's cable television companies and it is brought to you today by your cable or satellite provider. >> host: linda lumsden is here
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and she is the author of this book "inez" the life and time of inez millholland. who was she? >> she was the sole martyr for women's referage movement for women's rights. she was a lawyer who had to fight to be able to practice, she was a free lover, part of the greenitch village crowd, she was a war correspondent, a socialist, an advocate for prostitutes and any person who was the underdog. she was rich. she was beautiful. and she liked to dance.
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>> you open the book at baser. what happens? what period are we talking about? >> she is a junior and a star of the campus. hillary stanton blast is going out and women are in the tread. inez spent her teenagerane years in britain -- she goes to the president and says we will like to have a blast and she doesn't
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take no for an answer. she leaves one spring day, about 25 students, and faculty follow her from campus next door to the cemetery and there all these women listened to these suffrages. these 20th century women who were independent and all about freedom, agency, the ability to live meaningful lives and have personal and professional fulfillme fulfillment. >> you said she was rich. who was her family? >> her dad was john millholland and her dad grew up and a new
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jersey congressman mentored him and sent him off to college and he became the newspaper man and head for the american tribune american paper. he always got involved in the marketing of the e-mail of magnetic tubes. when you go to the drive-thru of the bank, he ran a company that installed 50 current underground systems and runs it out to the u.s. post office in manhattan and brooklyn. was a stalk speculator and that made him worth half a million.
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they lived a life of culture and art and intellect. he hated teddy roosevelt because he felt roosevelt took his place as the rising star of new york city anti machine politics. he was a high official to the gop party at one point. his hope was everything was from buying the tube system from here and helped millions. >> host: so what happens after leaving? >> guest: she becomes an activist. one of the first things she does is get involved.
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it was a skirt and top simpler than the victorian interest. and the women are paid making horrible wages and in horrible conditions. a number of recent grads go to protest and she knew she wanted
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to be a lawyer. greenwic village is the place to live. she tries to get into harvard law school and they say no but new york city university is open more to women lawyers so she gets her law degree. she is still going every summer to london. she wants to do good.
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unlike the first generation of women's rights activists in the 19th century who are ernest and somber. these women are more about professional fulfillment which is the opposite of the victorian true women. this is the first generation of women to go to college. 40% of the people going to college back then are female. they want to make the world a better place and beyond that they believe in sexual
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fulfillment and it is a time of rejecting victorianism in old ways. it is all about putting everything before. they want to try everything. >> host: inez millholland went on to live a life of political act
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actvism? >> guest: well, in terms of suffrage, yes. they start taking to the streets as parades and she became famous for beating. and it is stunning too. she just won the suffrage moveme movement. the suffrage movement moved through and it was quite beautifully and stunning and really, great speakers, very comfortable. she would speak at smokers. only men at yale and harvard but was comfortable speaking to all
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those men and people were blown away by this combination of brains and beauty. >> professor, when you say she was famous do you mean within our circle? was she in the media? would you and i have known about her? >> oh, yeah, you would and i would know about her. it is interesting because actually it was much wilder than the one because the police were
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not crazy about controlling the crowd. a crowd with a march back then. the crowd is liquored up. there is a lot of soldiers and military. the idea of women taking the streets in the south is vale provo provocative. the sections and depending what grou groups, she atually on her horse, is surrounded by the men and breaks through the mob and of course she is bigger than them and taller on the worse and
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make way for these women. meanwhile, across the fort myers to the putomic river they were calling and saying they need help. so the soldiers gallop down pennsylvania avenue and help her with the women struggling to make to the treasury building. >> host: why don't we know who inez millholland is today? >> guest: that is a good question. partly because the largest suffrage group got to right history. they took the root of women doing more work to prove they
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were worthy of the vote. i should say talking about t the -- >> host: did the fact she died at the age of 30 affect or later not not not notery? >> guest: she goes on this wild trip by train to wyoming, montana, washington state, california, nevada and taking trains all crazy hours. nobody knows she is very sick as well spending days in bed and comes out and gives talks at night and doctors are giving her pic line and arsenic to keep her going. she collapses on stage in los
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angeles and it is twisted around but her famous last public words are mr. president, how must longer must women wait for liberty. she collapsed off the stage, they take her to the hospital and she goes up and down and finally dies november 25th, 1916. the whole country is following this and they are riveted. alice paul arranges to have a memorial for her in the u.s. capitol. she is the only person who wasn't a congressman to have a memorial there. two weeks later she brings the nez perce delegation to meet with wilson at the white house to say don't let this woman die, come up with suffrage. she doesn't. on january 10th, 1917, three american women start picketing the white house. first time it has ever been done by anybody.
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she is quite well known for that. the flapper got cumodified and the flapper was all about mys f myself. women thought they had the vote and that took care of everything. we all wonder why isn't she more famous because i think she deserves to. >> host: where did you find the best places to research? >> one place was in the new york historical society surprisingly which i found out in the card
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catalog of the new york public library holds her, and of course, the bill mont, and paul lived for a few years in the grace by this woufrl wonderful oil pointing of inez done in the 1920s hangs and it was recently restored and that is wonderful research.
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the first place they look me to see as a guest and the irish men who went on hunger strikes to profest the presence there. it is just really interesting. >> host: you teach journalism at the university of arizona and is the author of this book "inez." >> booktv is flying out to
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california where former speech writer and senior advisor to president nixon will shed light on the nixon administration at the richard nixon presidential library in museum. on wednesday, off to the mcarthur memorial, where peter eisner will recall how filipinos survived the japanese occupation during world war ii. and we will be in denver to hear the discussion on how 14 inmates received wrongful convictions. the american spirit coming up on thursday as well and that evening we are headed down to the tulsa historical society for
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best selling historian recount of the ill faded junior of the dawner party. and friday we are back in the nation's capitol to hear david callahan report on how the wealthy are using philanthropic adventures are using -- used to promote the future. >> as a candidate, trump got a lot of mileage out of taking the side of the smaller folk and that might be workers who lost jobs or companies that are on
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the smaller side and can't complete with the big global interests as president we see a shift in that to somewhat more traditional conservative positions which are in favor of global changes and expert in court bank and these things. it runs throughout american business history and that is conflict between business interest. business and society and the public interest movement and the environment and workers. while those pensions are real, there is a lot and a long history of different industries
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f viing with each other. whe i take the story back to the early national period in the book where you had debates between jeffersonian farmers who wanted free trade across the atlantic and clashing with people like alexander hamilton who wanted to protect northern fact factly issues.


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